10 Products That Protect Your Skin From Blue Light

10 Products That Protect Your Skin From Blue Light

It’s not just the sun’s rays that contribute to premature ageing. HEV light, the blue light emitted by our digital devices, can be harmful too. Close to UV light on the electromagnetic spectrum, studies show it's as damaging to your skin as UVA and UVB combined. While you may not get burnt after a day of staring at your screen, HEV causes serious invisible damage, from uneven pigmentation to premature ageing and impaired barrier function. The good news is there are some topical remedies which can help counteract the effects….

Alpha H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser, £39.99

Designed to protect against pollution, free radicals and harmful blue light, this antioxidant-rich formula is a must-try. Formulated with cureberry (an extract from billbury leaves) it stimulates collagen and promotes elasticity. The added SPF15 is a bonus, as are the in-built peptides that strengthen and visibly hydrate skin. A multi-tasking hero that’s suitable for all.

Available at Cult Beauty


Victoria Beckham X Augustinus Bader Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum, £180

Victoria Beckham has joined forces with Professor Augustinus Bader – a renowned stem cell scientist – to develop this clever serum. Featuring a unique Trigger Factor Complex, it works to boost the skin’s natural cell renewal process, in turn reducing environmental damage caused by blue light. It also uses hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to soothe, hydrate and prevent breakouts. We didn’t want to believe the hype, but the visible, radiant results are impressive. 

Available at Augustinus Bader


Avon ANEW Pollution Protect+ 3-in-1 Moisturiser - Coming Soon

If you want to protect against blue light but find yourself on a budget, look to Avon’s 3-in-1 formula. Created with potent antioxidants, it works to protect the skin from pollution and UV rays (with SPF50), while also locking in moisture. By creating a film on the skin, it shields the complexion from free radicals that seep in during the day. The results are impressive: 100% of testers said they noticed visible results after just a few uses. 

Available at Avon


bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Tinted Moisturiser, £35

This tinted moisturiser is a best-seller. Mineral-based, it works double time to protect against both UV rays and the damaging effects of blue light. Proven to boost skin’s hydration by 215%, it uses olive-derived squalene and glycerin to nourish and quench, while also providing a veil of colour for a healthy-looking glow. Available in 20 shades, there’s something for everyone. 

Available at FeelUnique


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturiser, £36

Boasting eight essential skincare benefits, this silky cream protects with SPF35, prevents skin damage and brightens with vitamin E and clary sage. The key ingredient is white horehound flower extract, which is proven to shield the skin from blue light exposure, as well as general pollution. Thin in texture, the gel formula melts seamlessly into the skin with no sticky residue, so it works well with other products in your regime – including make-up.

Available at Boots 


Kiko Smart Urban Shield Cream SPF15, £14.99

Another great option for those on a budget, this rich formula from Kiko combines hyaluronic acid and nourishing antioxidants to deliver maximum hydration, while also creating a barrier on the skin to protect from blue light and other pollutants. Use it daily as you would your normal moisturiser for best results. It’s non-comedogenic, too, so it won’t cause breakouts. 

Available at Kiko


One Ocean Beauty Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturiser, £65

One Ocean Beauty is dedicated to promoting skin health, while also being sustainable and kind to the environment. The line-up is cruelty-free, housed in 100% recyclable packaging and helps to fund vital marine conservation. Our favourite is this juicy moisturiser. Brimming with peptides, it works to plump, tighten, smooth and deflect aggressors plus, it feels amazing upon application – never too occlusive, just cool and soothing.

Available at NET-A-PORTER


Paula’s Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturiser SPF30, £30

This ‘Defense’ range was created for millennials with high exposure to blue light, and the Glow Moisturiser is particularly impressive. Containing plant and vitamin-powered antioxidants (including kiwi and liquorice extracts), it works to neutralise the effects of blue light and environmental damage to keep your skin as healthy as possible. It also features sun filters such as zinc oxide to shut out any damage caused by the sun. Best of all? It gives skin a bright, renewed glow after just a few uses – no wonder it has such rave reviews.

Available at Cult Beauty


Sarah Chapman Glow Elixir, £64

Sarah Chapman’s skincare range is renowned for speedy results and this new elixir is no exception. Working like a serum, it gives skin a glossy sheen, while shielding against daily aggressors with cutting-edge stem cell technology. As for blue light protection, a new-gen ingredient called Blumilight tackles and prevents damage, while a ceramide complex boosts moisture levels. What’s more, it features an essential oil blend of frankincense and clary sage – a scent that stays with you all day, delivering on-the-spot grounding every time.

Available at Cult Beauty


Sisley Anti-Pollution Super Hydrating Youth Protector, £138 

It’s an investment, but if you’re so inclined, Sisley’s Youth Protector works fast to tackle the toll everyday stress takes on our skin. Vitamin E, buckwheat seeds and ginkgo biloba come together to protect against pollution and blue light, while strengthening the skin for better resilience. It also doubles up as a serum and a moisturiser, so you really do get your money’s worth.

Available at SpaceNK

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